Rumsfeld was right about one thing.....
From Agence France Presse:
A memo written by Rumsfeld in 2004 said that oil wealth has detached Muslims "from the reality of the work, effort and investment that leads to wealth for the rest of the world. Too often Muslims are against physical labor, so they bring in Koreans and Pakistanis while their young people remain unemployed. ... An unemployed population is easy to recruit to radicalism."
This is precisely true and deeply important. In fact, oil-welfare is pretty nearly the whole problem. Other things contribute to the mess, but oil-welfare is the single element that would shut off the war impulse if it could be removed.
The only quibble I'd make with Rumsfeld's diagnosis: the problem belongs to Arabs, not Mohammedans. I suspect he may have been using a euphemism, though. "Bringing in Koreans and Pakistanis" identifies who he's really talking about. Pakistanis are Mohammedans; since they are among the laborers, it's not Mohammedans who dislike work. The only people who "bring in Koreans and Pakistanis" are Saudi Arabians.
Osama has made it clear that even though he talks in terms of Allah, he's really fighting for Arabs as a tribe, not Mohammedans as a faith.
Needless to say, the Bush idiots are instantly and loudly niggerlisting
Rumsfeld for daring to speak the plain and obvious truth about an ethnic group.
"We are aware that we have a lot of work to do in order to win hearts and minds across the Arab world and the Muslim world. And I can understand why they would be offended by those comments," said Dana Perino.
DO YOU UNSPEAKABLE GANDHIAN BAREFOOT FLOWER-CHILD MUSHROOM-EATING HIPPIES
COMPREHEND THAT WE ARE AT WAR? DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE POINT OF A WAR IS TO OFFEND
THE ENEMY? JESUS H. FUCKING CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!